About Our Team

We constantly enhance our top-rated credentials by staying ahead of industry trends, and continuously re-certifying our team members.

Our staff’s thorough knowledge of all our equipment and products/services provides them with the ability to best judge what may work best for each client’s specific needs.

Additionally, we take immense pride in our staff’s high attention to detail; we always leave every site clean and in top order.

Management Team Biographies

Michael Blumenson, President

Michael’s professional experiences are a combination of financial, sales and technical IT work that well-prepared him for entrepreneurship. In 2003, Michael competed in and won the Panansci Competition at the University of Buffalo with his plan for DSS. The Panansci is a business plan writing competition hosted yearly by the University of Buffalo School of Management’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Utilizing the prize money he successfully launched Digital Surveillance Solutions, Inc. in the spring of 2004.

Michael holds his B.A. in Communication and an M.B.A both from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before launching DSS he also worked as a Senior LAN Analyst for the University at Buffalo, and as a Systems Engineer for Synergy Global Solutions. He was also a Microsoft Certified Trainer at ExecuTrain.

Don Paterson, Vice President of Operations

Don has in-depth experience and has been a manager in the IT business for nearly two decades. He has been with DSS since March of 2007. As a key manager at DSS, Don oversees resource management, procurement and support. Prior to joining DSS he worked at Synergy Global Solutions, Inc.

Don holds his B.A. in Public Policy and Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Additionally, he holds a Milestone XProtect Advanced Certification, is Open Options Certified, S2 Certified, IQEye Certified, and Mobotix Advanced Certified.


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